Wine Whiskers & Whimsy

Join us on Saturday, June 17th from 5-7 pm at Taylor’s Hall for live music by the Polytones and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25/person and may be purchased at the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce – 214 N. Lafayette St. or by contacting Bonnie by email: or phone: (309) 833-5154.
Wine Whiskers and Whimsy poster

The Brix Challenge 2016 – Another Huge Success!

Bonnie Smith-Skripps, Chris Brix, and Patti NemecOnce again the fundraising challenge presented by our good friend Chris Brix was met with tremendous generosity. This year’s Brix Challenge raised an amazing $9,265.00 in donations to support the work of the HSMC.

Those who donated to the Brix Challenge will make a positive difference for animals in need in McDonough County. Funds raised this year will support HSMC initiatives such as:

1) promoting adoption of cats and dogs at the McDonough County Animal Shelter

2) rescuing and fostering those animals that don’t get adopted from the Shelter

3) reducing the overpopulation of cats via the spay/neuter program

4) providing medical care to Shelter and County animals in need

5) helping to keep pets in their homes with their families via the Pet Food Pantry.

Because of the generosity of Chris Brix, our wonderful members and friends and our regional media sources the HSMC will be able to continue and expand its important work to help area animals in need.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who participated in the Brix Challenge 2016. Our most sincere “Thank You”.


Brix Challenge 2016

For the third year in a row, Chris Brix is challenging this community in another fundraising event for the Humane Society of McDonough County. He will match $1,000.00 in donation that are received between now and October 31, 2016.

Any amount donated is greatly appreciated and 100% of your donation will directly help animals in need in McDonough County.

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

The Brix Challenge
Humane Society of McDonough County
PO Box 7
Macomb, IL 61455

Or donations can through PayPal on our website.

We’re Looking for Some Heroes

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Can you supply love, food, shelter, and companionship to some furry felines? Then we want YOU! Dejana,  and Grouchella need to be adopted or find a foster home now. Each adoption fee is $37. Dejana is an adorable tuxedo kitten. Grouchella is anything but a grouch. She is a lovely lady. How can you put a price on the love and entertainment these pets will provide for years to come? If you would like to be a foster parent, complete the foster agreement on our Foster Page on this website. You may also message us at